[CentOS] Configuration Compliance auditing for many CentOS 5.x boxes

Mon Feb 6 20:24:07 UTC 2012
Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi>

2012/2/2 Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>:
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 2:54 PM, Tom H <tom at limepepper.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi CentOS experts,*
>> Short Version*
>> I would like to produce a weekly report in HTML for each CentOS 5.x
>> server we have indicating configuration compliance with some industry
>> benchmark. I am looking for a tool or tools to implement this, I am
>> happy to use 3rd party proprietary stuff if necessary.
>> *
> You could have a weekly cron job on all boxes that does a rpm for all package config files, diff against a "snapshot" copy contained under /var somewhere, email those diffs to a change management system,then save the current files in the snapshot directory.
> First run will send the complete configs, all subsequent runs will send the diffs.
> Of course you need a change management system that will hold an inventory of systems, those systems' hardware/software inventories and configurations, and track those changes with alerts and reports and such.
> I don't know of a good system for doing all that unfortunately, but if you do find one let me know.

well. take look of following open source products also:

ossec (www.ossec.net)
samhain (http://la-samhna.de/samhain/)